Free Landscape Design Consultation in July 2016

Yes, summer is here ! Yes, it's hot. And yes, you can have the flower bed of your dreams installed... And you can plan a landscape for fall flowers too! Take advantage of our free landscape consultation service- for JULY  ONLY in Burlington NC and surrounding counties. Call or text Jacqui at 336-269-2532 or email mehrjacq@gmail.com Check … Continue reading Free Landscape Design Consultation in July 2016

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Failte Gardens : Garden, Studio, Workshop and Plant Rescue

Failte Gardens is where I try out different landscape designs for Alba Landscapes; it's a space for experimentation, trying new plants in new combos - and - for rescuing abandoned plants from clearance racks in the big box stores. I was told that once plants are put on the clearance racks- "They just give up completely" and immediately start to … Continue reading Failte Gardens : Garden, Studio, Workshop and Plant Rescue

Welcome to the capital of Scotland’s Secret Garden

  Dr.Neil's Garden, Duddingston, Edinburgh The peace of wild things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests on the beauty of the … Continue reading Welcome to the capital of Scotland’s Secret Garden

What is a concept drawing?

The  concept drawing is the first step of the journey towards creating your own special space The concept drawing is a basic sketch that outlines the main areas of interest and concerns for the client and landscape designer. The concept drawing addresses the broader concerns of the landscape such as:- do we need a privacy hedge at one side of the property? … Continue reading What is a concept drawing?

Alamance County in North Carolina in December is perfect for….

......upgrading and replacing a woodland pine bark path to........A path with Chapel hill gravel. This path circles a fire pit, in the middle of a shaded clearing. We put down landscape fabric first to discourage weeds growing in the gravel. Almost half way there...let's hope it does n't rain too much as predicted for tonight... … Continue reading Alamance County in North Carolina in December is perfect for….

A Day in the Life….

A Day (or two)  in the Life of Alba Landscapes..... Our mission is to create a small, easy care and easy maintenance private area....                 ....by removing 440lbs of ivy, digging 3'x 3' holes, planting 7-8' hollies...               ....adding arborvitae, azaleas and gardenias... … Continue reading A Day in the Life….